Saturday Sunday Shindigs: Food Presentations…



{via & via with photography by Ali Harper}

One of the best things about entertaining is the food. But not everyone hires a stylist or event planner to set things up. Here are some easy ideas that you can do yourself. Presentation is key. It’s all about elevating different platters of food to create visual interest. The heights help prevent the food spread from seeming, blah and bland. The easiest way to acheive this look is platters and cake stands. You know exactly where to buy them but don’t sleep on the dollar store or thrift stores. Even using candle sticks to elevate plates can create a nice tablescape. Another idea is boxes. Simply wrap them in paper that matches the color scheme of the party or use fabric to cascade over them. I did this when I created the candy buffet for THIS wedding…

{via Style Me Pretty}

Like the backdrop of paper as seen in THIS post. That’s also a very cheap way to create texture. Just go to the Goodwill and buy a few old books. Or ask your grandparents…


 Apothecary Jars keeps it fancy even if it’s something very casual like powdered donuts, as seen HERE.


Pier 1 has a lot of white dishes which puts the attention on the food but looks so stylish in the process. French toast sticks dipped in syrup? Pretty brunch idea.

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